Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock | Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying

BA SCORE
96
world-class
6,494 Ratings
Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
Germany
ayinger-bier.de

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,494
Reviews:
2,433
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
558
Gots:
979
For Trade:
19
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 6,494 |  Reviews: 2,433
Photo of amano_h
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of MiScusi
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown with a red glow to it. Sudsy bubbly head.
S- bittersweet chocolate. Certainly not overpowering but strong enough to precede what you are about to taste.
T- weak chocolate malt is all I can really get from it. It definitely has a certain lager quality to it, but the taste is very one dimensional in semi-sweet chocolaty malt. Not too complex, but good.
M/D- The mouthfeel might make this beer very drinkable. So smooth. No prickly or burning carbonation, but overall the beer just kind of lulls me to sleep.

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Photo of keithmurray
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - dark brown almost black appearance with tan fluffy head

smell - chocolate is prominent along with malts

taste - this is good, roasted chocolate, rich malt also present, mocha, hazelnut

mouthfeel - this is a rich, creamy beverage that goes down slick, medium body and medium carbonation, flavor profile lingers into the aftertaste

drinkability - this is a great representative of the style, the price brings the drinkability down a bit, but make no mistake, this is excellent

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Photo of EatonHops
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jeffjeff1
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was an excellent doppelbock. I was definitely pleased with it.

Appearance- dark brown almost black in color

Smell- malty, bready, dark fruit

Taste- very interesting taste, very pleasing, sweet, malty, dark fruit

Mouthfeel- thick, very nice

Drinkability- definitely very drinkable, I love it!

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Photo of alelover
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SFNC
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mweso2000
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of srgj88
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mjurney
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

[Appearance]: Dark brown color with ruby red hues, medium carbonation, foamy head, lacing looks pretty good on the glass.
[Smell]: Sweet toasted malts, molasses, caramel, hint of dark fruit.
[Taste]: Very complex in flavor. Sweet toasted malts up front, molasses, slightly burnt caramel, hint of chocolate, nutty, dark fruit at the end.
[Mouthfeel]: Light-medium bodied, carbonation is pretty light, very smooth.
[Drinkability]: Drinkability is high. The best Doppelbock I've drank.

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Photo of sixerofelixir
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a nonic.

Looked decent, nice and dark brown with a thin head that stayed around. Smell was rather complex, with a fortitude of malts and fruitiness and spiciness coming to the front. The taste kind of surprised me as well. Very mellow and earthy, hints of leafy and dark malts. Quite bitter on the end, pronounced hop detail that can only lead to another drink. The only thing not 'good' about this beer was the odd bitterness, for some reason it did not sit well with me, but the drinkability remained good. Maybe it was the serving temperature or a carbonation thing, but I'm not convinced this is the be-all end-all of doppelbocks.

I'd like to sample a bottle under a bit more controlled conditions..

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Photo of mbs11
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BodiesLexus
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of mcdsports
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Danmullens1
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

World class beer, indeed. What a gem—easily the best Doppelbock to ever flow over my palate. Got a single bottle as a gift and split this malty masterpiece with a friend. Must seek out more of this beauty.

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Photo of billbeers
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ssgunbond
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StevieW
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is the tops for me. Pours a deep dark brown, almost black with a picture perfect fluffy tan head. It looked just like the label. Nice rich smell, I noticed alot toffee, burnt smells, didn't notice they were fruit, like others. But the smell was very inviting. The taste lived up to everything I have read. Nice toffee, carmel like sweetness, very balanced with bitterness of roasted malt. Nice smooth feel, almost creamy, and full, everything I hoped it would be. I thought it fuller and more balanced, not as syrupy than the Salvator dopplebock. The last shot of bittnerness at the end, wanted you to have another taste to balance. Beer Perfection. I have drank 6 of 12, and I think I will keep the next 6 for a special occasion.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got a bottle of this as part of the PhD program at Cloverleaf.

A: Pours a brown body with a tan head with decent retention overall and nice lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: An old, earthy, burnt malt smell that was quite enticing.

T: A burnt, malty taste with a slightly fruity aftertaste. Hints of figs seemed to be evident in the aftertaste.

M: A little on the thin side for a doppelbock, but still very good nonetheless.

D: A fairly drinkable beer. Due to the high malt content, it starts to fill you up towards the end of the beer. Due to this, the lighter mouthfeel makes the beer easier and more fun to enjoy. Definitely will have again and recommended.

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Photo of AlexM
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of fdig23
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Theniz
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of BeerBuilder
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a deep, dark brown color with ruby highlights. Forms a thick, creamy, light brown head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is malty, fruity, with a bit of chocolate. The flavor is malty, with a bit of roastiness and chocolate. It has a hop fruitiness and bitterness. It is a medium-full bodied beer, with a balanced malt and hop bitterness. A very smooth drinking beer.

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Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock from Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.33 out of 5 based on 6,494 ratings.
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